HC Deb 11 March 1991 vol 187 cc407-8W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British fatalities were incurred in the conflict with Iraq; what were the circumstances in which each such death occurred; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (Mr. Ashton) on 8 March, at column330.

Mr. Viggers

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the civil service contributions to the military effort in the Gulf.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the opportunity to pay tribute to the very great efforts that have been and are still being made by the civil service in support of all operations in the Gulf.

Mr. Marlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent 1st Armoured Division has been dependent on assistance from non-United Kingdom helicopters during the Gulf conflict.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The 1st Armoured Division operated as an integral part of the United States 7th Army Corps and, as such, British commanders were able to call on United States helicopter assistance. British Army and RAF helicopters undertook similar missions in support of United States ground forces.

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